Filipino-trees20160315Four candidates for President, five for Vice President and two dozen other candidates for senator and local posts have shelled out P6.7 billion since their political ads started being shown in March 2015, or 14 months ahead of the May 9, 2016 elections, according to the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ.)

The group said with such a high tab, the May 9 elections will be the most expensive electoral exercise in Philippine history.

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